Category: Book Reviews

Book Review: Demian by Hermann Hesse 4.6 (11)

Emil Sinclair initially describes himself as a well-rounded, distinguished young boy. He constantly mentions the two worlds he believes in- the world of light, and the ‘evil world’. He makes sure to stress and enunciate upon the fact that he strictly belongs to the world of light, but is however fairly curious about the evil world he so greatly fears. 

Reflections in illusions, love and life in myth 0 (0)

Through the pages of ‘The Palace of Illusions’, Chitra Divakaruni crafts a novel portrait of age old Mahabharata, from the perspective of its illustrious and enigmatic heroine Draupadi, the princess of Panchal, empress of Indraprastha. Chitra explores the myriad shades of life, love, valor, conflict, manipulation, regrets, and finally a war in this wonderful blend of myth and modernity. The residents and guests of the magnificent palace of illusions were marvelously captured by its mistresses point of view bringing forth a strange affinity between the characters and readers of the intriguing tale.

Book Review: The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson 0 (0)

The Stormlight Archive is a series of high fantasy fiction novels written by New York Times bestselling author, Brandon Sanderson. The series, published by Tor Books, consists of four novels and two novellas with plans for 6 sequels in the future. This epic fantasy, with each novel crossing the 1000 page threshold, is not an […]

Book Review: Normal People by Sally Rooney 5 (2)

Normal People, published in 2018 by Faber and Faber, is written by Irish author Sally Rooney. The novel went on to be longlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize as well as the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction and received an array of accolades including the British Book Award for Book of the Year 2019, […]

Book Review: Supreme Influence 5 (2)

This book is about evolved communication. And it started when the author and mentor called Niurka, started her journey of transformation. From the moment she left her parent’s home when she was 14 years old, to every upside-down part of her life and the moment she found herself and life purpose by embracing her spiritual […]

Book Review: Atonement by Ian McEwan 5 (6)

Atonement opens on a scorching summer day in 1935 at the medieval estate of the Tallis family. Thirteen-year-old Briony composes a play to celebrate the return of her elder brother. While taking a break from rehearsal, she watches her older sister Cecilia and Robbie, the son of their servant having an argument over an old […]

Book Review: Sapiens: A Brief History Of Humankind 5 (1)

Astounding. Insightful. Page-turner. That’s how I’d describe this book. The nearly-500-page book ‘Sapiens’ written by Yuval Noah Harrari, a historian and professor, is a comprehensive package of extremely interesting observations and appalling facts about who human beings are, how they came to be what they are today and what their future might have in store […]